Willmott Dixon selected by Cubex to build office project in UK

WCN Editorial Team 29 Jul 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Willmott Dixon has been selected by property developer Cubex for the construction of a new office development in Bristol city, UK.

Dubbed ‘Halo’, the £33m office development will be built on the site of Avon Fire and Rescue’s former headquarters. With over seven floors, the building will have more than 116,000ft² of office space.

Legal firm Osborne Clarke had already agreed to take nearly two-thirds of Halo in a pre-let deal signed earlier this year.

The new office development will feature a corkscrew-like staircase rising up through a glass atrium and will include LED lighting, roof-top mounted solar panels along with a drone landing pad.

Focusing on employee wellbeing, the building will also feature outdoor space on the rooftop, a bike park and glazed façade to maximise views and daylight.

Willmott Dixondeputy managing director John Boughton said: “We are looking forward to once again working with Cubex Land, providing much-needed office space, regeneration and opportunity to Finzels Reach.

“We are embracing the challenge of delivering one of the most sustainable office buildings in the UK.”

Cubex director Peter Walford said: “We are delighted to be working with Willmott Dixon to deliver Halo.

“This is the fifth Grade A office building that we’ve developed in this area of Bristol and with each, we aim to raise the bar in terms of both design and innovation, an approach which has been rewarded by the quality of the tenants and investors we have been able to attract.”

Cubex had already worked with Willmott Dixon, as it had completed the 95,000ft² Aurora development in 2018 in Bristol. Located at Finzels Reach, the building was also the first BREEAM outstanding office scheme in the city. It was followed by 194 ‘Build to Rent’ homes built next to the Aurora project last year.

The Halo project will be located opposite to the earlier developments.

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Artist’s rendering of the new Halo office building in Bristol. (Credit: Willmott Dixon.)

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